2018 Buick Encore vs 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Dark blue 2018 Buick Encore on left "vs" gray 2018 Chevy Equinox on right

Your family has been growing over the past few years and unfortunately your vehicle hasn’t grown along with it. And now that your newborns have grown into infants and toddlers, the lack of space in your full-size sedan has shrunk even more. You have finally come to the conclusion that it is time to break down and upgrade to a spacious yet efficient compact SUV, and the clear favorites are the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Get to know all the similarities and differences between the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox below, and make an informed decision on your next vehicle purchase.

2018 Buick Encore


2018 Chevrolet Equinox

1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.5L 4-Cylinder
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
33 MPG Highway Fuel Economy 32 MPG Highway
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers

Trims & Features

Both the Encore and the Equinox have multiple trim options, the 2018 Buick Encore is offered in six trim levels, while the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is only offered in four. The lowest trim level of the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Chevy Equinox cannot be equipped with All-Wheel Drive (AWD), while all other trims make it available as an upgrade. The 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox have integrated infotainment systems that allow the driver to stay connected to the world around them without taking their eyes off the road. With Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity and advanced voice controls, you can keep up to date with important messaging, traffic and weather alerts, as well as having easy access to your favorite playlist. However, the 2018 Buick Encore has a standard 8” color touchscreen and 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot capability, while the 2018 Chevy Equinox’s touchscreen is only 7” and 4G LTE Wi-Fi is only available as an upgrade. When choosing between the top trim levels, the 2018 Buick Encore Premium or the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier, they both get a 7-Speaker Bose Stereo System, heated seats and steering wheel, and Dual-Zone Climate Control, but the 2018 Encore outdoes the 2018 Equinox with its Front and Rear Park Assist. Come experience all that the 2018 Buick Encore has to offer at Davenport Auto in Rocky Mount, NC today.

Driver's side exterior view of Buick Envision
Passenger side exterior view of Buick Enclave